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Marion County Park District

Naturally wild, naturally fun!

The Marion County Park District, in north central Ohio, includes five beautiful parks.

Marion Tallgrass Trail: The paved multi-use recreational trail is now 7.3 miles long, and will grow to 10.9 miles by the end of 2016. As we seek to continue to grow the trail, we are actively seeking matching funds, so please consider a donation.

Terradise Nature Preserve, in eastern Marion County, offers a shelter house, hiking trails, geocaching, and peaceful reflection near the beautiful Olentangy River.

Greenspur, north of Prospect, features woods, a small wetland pond, and will contain a picnic shelter.

Myers Woods, near the Killdeer Plains Wildlife area in northern Marion County, is a wonderful place to take a short stroll in the quiet woods.

Caledonia Nature Preserve is a beautiful streamside forest near the village of Caledonia.

Volunteer, and make a difference! Join the Friends of Prairie Parks.

Marion County Park District
222 West Center St, Marion, OH 43302


Phone: (740) 223-4161

Tallgrass Trail Update:


The paved trail is now paved for 7.3 miles, from the trailhead at 2093 Holland Road West to the intersection with Osbun Road.

Construction is beginning for the 2016 section, which will take the paved surface 0.62 miles west of SR 37, about 1.5 miles north of LaRue.

We have applied or an additional grant that will allow us to build more trail in 2017, and need your help in raising the remaining matching funds.

Support the Tallgrass Trail by attending the Tallgrass Trail 5K on Saturday, October 8. Registration starts at 8 am, runners start at 9 am, and walkers start at 9:15 am.


From Mammoths to Presidents

Marion has it all

Marion County Park District

Marionís Mammoth

Commemorative Program

Saturday, November 5, 1:30 PM

Tallgrass Trail, 2093 Holland Road


Honoring the 40th Anniversary of the Finding of Mammoth Remains

in Marion


Guest Speaker Naturalist Joshua Dyer

of the Crawford Park District

See the site where the 10,000+ year old remains of† Marionís Mammoth were found in 1976

Available for view will be the leg bone from Marionís Mammoth

Courtesy of OSU Marion Campus

Public Invited